Many may have only noticed Halle Bailey today as she plays Ariel in the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid's classic fairy tale, but she has been in the business for a long while.
So, know more about Bailey, her life, career, and net worth
Halle Bailey's Career
The 22-year-old star isn't only an actress but also a singer and songwriter.
She's one half of the musical duo Chloe x Halle with her sister Chlöe Bailey. In fact, the pair has already received five Grammy nominations since 2018.
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Acting-wise, she plays the role of Skyler Foster in the TV sitcom Grown-ish, which earned her an NAACP nomination in 2020.
This year, she's about to be seen in the movie adaptation of The Color Purple and The Little Mermaid.
As she gradually establishes her career, Bailey is now worth $1 million.
New The Littler Mermaid Trailer
Meanwhile, a new The Little Mermaid trailer was dropped at the 2023 Oscars.
Ariel is seen saving Prince Eric (Jonah Huaer-King) from a boat wreck, though she ends up being scolded by her father, King Triton (Javier Bardem).
"You broke the rules; you went to the above world," he said. He then tells her "obsession with humans has to stop."
"I just want to know more about them," she responded.
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She then seeks the help of Ursula (Melissa McCarthy) to explore the human world.
Talking about her big role, Bailey told E! News at the 2023 Kids' Choice Awards that it was like seeing herself acting like a Disney princess.
"I've seen a rough cut, and I was just sobbing the whole time," she said. "It's just very weird to watch myself. I've never seen myself that way and I just get really emotional just thinking about it."
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That said, she's now ready for the film to hit the big screen.
"I am ready for everyone to finally see this film," she continued. "We have worked on it for a long time, we've been talking about it for a long time, but now we're finally going to see it, and I'm just grateful."
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